FRC and Counseling Services

December Newsletter

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. It is important when giving gifts that you are making sure they are developmentally appropriate and read all warning labels before handing them over to children.

Visit: http://www.fundamentallytoys.com/pages/Age-Appropriate-Guide.html to see a full list of ideas for age-appropriate toys and gifts.

Check Your Games!

Video Game Ratings

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings provide concise and objective information about the content in video games and apps so consumers, especially parents, can make informed choices. ESRB ratings have three parts:

  • Rating Categories suggest age appropriateness
  • Content Descriptors indicate content that may have triggered a particular rating and/or may be of interest or concern
  • Interactive Elements inform about interactive aspects of a product, including the users' ability to interact, the sharing of users' location with others, if personal information may be shared with third parties, if in-app purchases of digital goods are completed, and/or if unrestricted internet access is provided.


Visit: http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.aspx for a full explanation of software and video game ratings.

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Guidance

This month's guidance lessons is all about being thankful and grateful. Students are discussing the health benefits of being thankful and focusing on the positive things in their lives.

Watch this short video: www.cbsnews.com/news/the-health-benefits-of-being-thankful/
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Coats

As winter weather approaches please make sure you are sending your children with warm clothing and winter coats. If you cannot afford a coat for your child please contact Mary Grace Turner or Jennie Sims with Family Resource.